Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Please, don’t use the ‘R’ word

There are some people who may not know how hurtful that word is. I hate saying that word, I hate hearing or seeing that word, I just hate that word. I’ve been called that word so many times and it hurts. I have had friends who have been called that word. Some people may not know how hurtful that can be. Okay, I’m gonna make a few people mad, but you know what, to those who would be mad at me for this, you don’t know how hurtful this word can be. There’s this saying, sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me. That’s not true. Words do hurt. By the way, it doesn’t matter how you use it, I know what you mean when you use that word, but it is still offensive. It is just as offensive as using a racial slur.

For those who are not sure what word I am talking about, here is a link:

I want to encourage you to click the link above and understand why this word is so hurtful. Here are a couple of news articles that were included in the link above:

The first link I provided also includes a few videos explaining the R word and why we should not use that word. I hope that someone would learn something from this post.

Until next time, God Bless.
- Chloe


  1. Good job! Well said, even though I have never called anyone that, I know how hurtful it is to be called that. Just because we are different doesn't make more or less of a person. We should try to be supportive and caring, saying mean and hurtful words just shows the opposite of that! We should start by teaching the children and perhaps the adults and teens will follow their example.

  2. Although I have not heard this word being used for a long time, I still hate this word for many reasons. It certainly should never be used.